Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu does not have originality and is borrowing ideas from other party leaders, according to Bharatiya Janata Party floor leader in the assembly P Vishnu Kumar Raju.
Reacting to Naidu’s announcement that he would take up one-day hunger strike against the Centre’s betrayal of the state, the BJP leader said it was nothing but a blind imitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went on a day-long hunger strike in protest against the stalling of Parliament by the opposition parties recently.
“Naidu does not get original ideas. He can only follow others and claim them as his own. His latest decision to do fasting for a day is only to gain political mileage and garner votes,” Raju said.
He reminded that Naidu had blindly imitated Modi even in prostrating before the steps of Parliament.
“While Modi had done it to show respect to the highest legislature, Naidu aped him and touched the steps of Parliament only to pose for photographs,” he alleged.
Raju also pointed out that Naidu had copied the idea of moving no-confidence motion against the NDA government from YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
“Similarly, it was only after Jagan launched the movement for special category status long ago, Naidu has taken a U-turn on his stand and started raising the demand for SCS,” he said.
Referring to Naidu’s pronouncement that the TDP would decide the next Prime Minister in 2019 elections and that he would steer the wheel at the Centre again, the BJP leader ridiculed it.
“First of all, let Naidu save his party, before thinking of steering the wheel. He is going to lose miserably in the next elections,” he said.